AT&T Galaxy S4 Seeing Update to Android 4.4.4 With Knox 2.0, Added Bloatware

The AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is receiving an update today to Android 4.4.4 and build number UCUFNJ4. The update runs between 392MB and 488MB, and includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 security suite.

Along with Knox 2.0, the update introduces miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes, and a security patch. It also fixed a E911 call issue and adds new bloatware, like the Uber app.

To check for the update, head into Menu>Settings>More>About device>Software update>Check for updates.  (more…)

This is Lollipop Running on the Galaxy S4

This morning, the folks over at SamMobile followed up their leak of an early Lollipop build running on the Galaxy S5, with an early build of Android 5.0 running on the much older, Galaxy S4. Stress should be put on he word “early,” since WIFi apparently doesn’t even work. So, take this for what it is – an early leak that could change drastically by the time it hits your phone.  (more…)

Galaxy S4 on Verizon Gets Update With Knox 2.0, Connectivity Improvements

A new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been approved for rollout as build VRUFNG6. The update includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 for enterprise, Kids Mode controls, a renaming of Isis Mobile wallet to Softcard, and a bunch of bug fixes like better connectivity with Bluetooth. And yep, that’s pretty much it.

We haven’t heard from any readers yet who have received the update, so the rollout may be slow. Well, either that or no one is excited enough to tip us off to it.

To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.  (more…)

Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite Plan Will Fix Your Device for $99+

Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 can purchase additional insurance for their devices straight through Samsung this week, granting accident forgiveness starting at just $99 and up, depending on your device.

The replacement plan covers cracked displays and liquid damage, with the ability to make 3 claims within a two year period. In addition, an extended warranty covers mechanical damage for 1 year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, giving you a bit more protection for your device.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Gets Update to Android 4.4.4 With WiFi Calling Enhancements

Joining the LG G3’s update party this morning on T-Mobile is the Galaxy S4. The 2013 flagship from Samsung is seeing a bump to Android 4.4.4 that includes enhancements to WiFi calling. That’s it.

The build weighs in as M919UVUFNH7 and is around 403MB in size, according to T-Mo’s support site.

To check for the update, head into Settings>More>About device>Software update.  (more…)

Deal: New Verizon Galaxy S4 Available From eBay for $359

I think it’s safe to say that there are at least one or two DL staff members who would consider the Samsung Galaxy S4 to be better than this year’s Galaxy S5. Not only is the size of the phone much more manageable, but it also lacks some of the extra unnecessary bloat, like heart rate sensors and fingerprint scanners. Plus, if you are going to have to deal with TouchWiz’s never-ending lag, you may as well do it on a phone that fits better in your hand and pocket.

If the Galaxy S4 is still something you would consider, especially since it runs at a full retail price much lower than this year’s model, take a look at today’s deal through eBay. You can grab the Verizon Galaxy S4 (brand new) in black for $359.95. The current price through Verizon’s site is $499.99. The seller is also tossing in free expedited shipping. Again, this is a new unit, not refurbished like many of eBay’s daily deals.

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